Elaine Adler, co-founder and driving force behind the Adler Aphasia Center in Maywood, NJ, passed away on August 10, 2023, at her home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She was 95 years young.
Elaine was a highly respected and tireless activist and philanthropist throughout NJ and beyond. A low- cost, long term therapeutic care option for stroke and brain injury survivors who have aphasia, she launched the Maywood Center in 2003 with her husband Mike when no appropriate long-term therapeutic option could be found for Mike, who suffered a stroke and aphasia in 1993. Since then, the Center has won numerous awards and has become a world leader in long-term aphasia rehabilitation and
research, with two other full-service Centers in West Orange and Toms River, seven Aphasia
Communication Groups located throughout NJ and the Adler Aphasia Center at Hadassah Academic
College in Jerusalem.